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A narrow escape this morning...or just good riding!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by runner, 11 Jan 2017.

  1. runner

    runner Veteran

    So there i am belting my way into Bristol City Centre this morning an a fast 9 miler and just as I am approaching the underpass near the end of the cycle track I see in the distance a rider approaching from the opposite end. Being a courteous rider :smile: I pull on the brake...back brake...big mistake..bike skids to left..I correct...skids to the right...I correct...skids to the left again..I correct...and finally skids right again..I correct!! The bike now on a straight line I'm upright and actually have a smile on my face...good technical control aka Peter Sagan....or just luck...you decide :smile::smile:
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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    Total luck on your part :okay:
  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Mix of the two?
  4. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    I'm with @ianrauk with total luck but with a little bit of skill thrown in. If you ended up fishtailing the bike then you didn't correct but over corrected.
  5. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ... Staff Member

    Lucky! If it had been a hard pull on the front brake you'd have been stuffed. :cycle:

    There's always a nice sense of self-satisfaction though when you have some sort of "wobble" and manage, by luck or the gods, to stay on the bike and keep upright as you come to a stop. :biggrin:

    Was the other cyclist impressed with your handling skills? ;)
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  6. MiK1138

    MiK1138 Über Member

  7. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    Total skill.
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Skill in staying upright.

    Lack of skill in failing to notice that you were riding too fast for the slippery conditions! :okay:
  9. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    This. Shite riding for getting into that situation in such a simple, predictable scenario.
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  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Can't believe it, trying to take the credit for something that's clearly down to the bike ;)
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2017
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  11. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I think you're missing word. ;)
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  12. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    No mine has no access or publisher
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  13. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    Should of done a wheelie and doffed your helmet in greeting and been like "wahey!!" Now that would of been an extremely classy save
  14. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    You don't want to know how many times I had to reread that before I got it - I stopped buying Microsoft shoot over two decades ago now :laugh:
  15. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Blimey, sounds like a lucky escape to me! Glad you got away with it :smile: